Discover the Diocese of Rapid City

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rapid City (LatinDioecesis Rapidopolitana) is a Roman Catholic diocese in western South DakotaUnited States. The current bishop of the diocese is Bishop Robert Dwayne Gruss. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The See city for the diocese is Rapid City. The Cathedral parish is theCathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.


On August 6, 1902 Saint Pius X established the diocese as the Diocese of Lead. Its territory was taken from the Diocese of Sioux Falls. The name of the diocese was changed by Pope Pius XI on August 1, 1930 when the see city was transferred to Rapid City.


Bishops of Lead
Bishops of Rapid City

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